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Marble Anything

If you’re looking for an easy, fun and colorful DIY this spring, look no further! This project is deceptively simple and you’ll want to marble everything!

I’ve had a few basic white ceramic plates lying around my house for years that don’t belong to any of my sets, but were too cute to discard. With this DIY, I finally found a fun way to transform them into the perfect gift or jewelry dish!

The process of “marbling” is so simple; I can see making beautiful mugs, bowls and serving trays (if you’re bold). The best part about this project is that anyone can do it and every design is unique in the end.

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What you’ll need

  • Nail polish (any color)
  • Plain white dish (I used plates but any ceramic dish will do)
  • Bowl of warm water (be sure to use a dish you don’t care about; it will stain)
  • Toothpick

Step 1

Remove any stickers from your dish, clean it with warm water and dry.

Step 2

Choose a nail polish color to work with (note: pastels may not show up as vibrantly). 

Step 3 

Slowly add a few drops of nail polish to the warm water until the nail polish starts to disperse across the surface (you can use the toothpick to spread the color out more or work to make more intricate designs). 

Step 4

Quickly dip your dish into the nail polish and hold in
place for two to three seconds. Use your toothpick again to push excess polish away from the dish before removing from water.

Step 5

Place the dish on a paper towel to dry. You can repeat the steps with more colors, but be sure to let the dish dry between layers. (tip: when layering colors be sure to consider how the colors may look on top of each other, as each layer is slightly transparent) 

Added bonus

The dollar store is a great place to find affordable dishes. If you are looking for something a little more elaborate to marble, check out Marshalls or Home Goods!

*not dishwasher or microwave safe


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Ami Iceman-Haueter

Ami Iceman-Haueter

Ami Iceman-Hauter is the Brand Manager at M3 Group in downtown Lansing. Iceman is a graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelors degree in creative advertising.

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